Author Archives: Falcon

DT 28484

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28484

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Greetings from Ottawa where we have endured an incredibly wet spring and summer to date. However, we may have finally turned the corner and hopefully dryer weather is ahead.… Read More

DT 28460

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28460

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Greetings from Ottawa where preparations are in full swing for our 150th birthday party on July 1.

Having been travelling for much of the last month — two weeks in Northern Ireland and northern Ireland followed by a visit with relatives upon my return to Canada, this is the first puzzle that I have solved in quite some time (and the rust is clearly evident).… Read More

DT 28436

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28436

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Greetings from Ottawa where the city is revelling in Playoff Fever. The NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series between our beloved Senators and the defending champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, is even at three games apiece.… Read More

DT 28418

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28418

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Greetings from Ottawa where we have endured one of the rainiest Aprils on record and serious flooding is occurring in low-lying areas. Fortunately, my home is high and dry.… Read More

DT 28382

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28382

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Greetings from Ottawa where we are enduring what hopefully will prove to be the last frigid blast of winter. A day or two ago, we were basking in temperatures in the mid-teens.… Read More

DT 28358

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28358

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Greetings from Ottawa where we are experiencing a spell of unseasonably warm weather. It feels more like the end of March than mid-February. I understand that temperatures are actually forecast to reach virtually unheard of double digits in the next few days.… Read More

DT 28334

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28334

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Greetings from Ottawa where the weather is acting like a yo-yo — bouncing from one extreme to the other. Overall, I suppose the averages may be normal but we never seem to have an “average” day.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28292

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Greetings from Ottawa where the temperature has been hovering around the freezing mark. Mother Nature seems to be toying with us — giving us a few inches of snow, taking it away, giving us a few inches more.… Read More

DT 28280

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28280

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Greetings from Ottawa where autumn held its ground until a week ago but has now finally succumbed to the first advances of winter. The ground is covered with a few inches of snow and more is promised this coming weekend.… Read More

DT 28250

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28250

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Greetings from Ottawa where we have been experiencing a spell of unusually warm autumn weather which is apparently near an end.

I can say with confidence that today’s puzzle is not a RayT creation but beyond that I can offer little insight as to the setter.… Read More